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Archive for March, 2007

Ladies, get your innovative groove on Iwillteachyoutoberich’s Ramit Sethi posted about an opportunity for young female entrepreneurs to submit an idea on a paper napkin and win $1,000 by Friday, March 30. Women 2.0 invites you to submit your business idea on a paper napkin no larger than 7×7 inches. Put it down, mark it up, [...]

Avoid falling victim to these legal credit card ruses and traps. As credit card companies consistently churn out ‘preapproved’ letters offering enticing rates, it’s easy for unsuspecting consumers to fall prey to unscrupulous, yet perfectly legal, credit card tactics. This is why it’s imperative to always bust out the magnifying glass and pick apart the fine print before settling on a seemingly brilliant offer. Here [...]

“If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him!” (an old Zen saying) In between tearing my home apart (it somewhat resembles a dignified, civil, living habitat again) and administering placement tests to incoming college students at work, I’ve been struggling to rope in needless spending in order to gain a stronger financial foothold. However, [...]

Why it pays to read the fine print on credit card offers Until successfully regaining control of my financial situation, I discontinued using credit cards for the past few years and relied exclusively on debit. However, one of my goals this year is to apply for a credit card and responsibly build my FICO score to an admirable level.   My strategy [...]

Head over to the self-proclaimed root of all evil, John Chow to acquire your chance to win a Nintendo Wii. This promotional giveaway is sponsored by 1234Pens.com. (I’ll be damned – they make promotional pens.) They even have a Cassie pen for under $1!  =^..^=

A List of Aspirations In the midst of my feverish cleaning (ahem), I stumbled across a forlorn journal abandoned years ago. Taking advantage of an opportunity to discontinue work for a moment, I plopped down onto some tattered pillows and curiously thumbed through its content. A particular entry I wrote in Copenhagen, Denmark caught my eye. THURSDAY – 02.19.04 6:25 PM [...]

Due to some (long overdue) home renovations which are currenty underway, I’ll unfortunately have limited electricity and computer access spread over the next few days. In the meantime, I’ll be compiling some articles for when things resume to normalcy at this end. Things should be back on track mid-week. Until then, updates will be scarce. [...]

Currently mauling some ideas over in my head. If anyone is a financial advisor (or knows someone who is), please contact me. =^..^=

$25 Amazon Gift Certificate Giveaway Nik over at The Air is holding a nifty contest giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky reader. Nip on over to his site for full details on how to participate. =^..^=

I can’t help it, I’m totally hypnotized by Violent Acres and her filthy, delectable prose. V is one of my favorite writers. Sometimes I even feel the urge to reach through my computer screen and choke the crap out of her for saying something so honestly but aggressively foul. It’s a love-hate dynamic. =^..^=   

More Financial Goals Defined I’ve decided to take a moment to try to collect some thoughts. Hopefully this post is somewhat coherent since I’ve been feeling a bit barfy today (currently nurturing a huge mug of mint green tea, which, thankfully, seems to be easing the tummy pains for the moment). So here goes. * Unclutter my [...]

.. Ho hum .. Today on my day off, I’ve designated myself the incredibly boring task of scrubbing my room clean. I still have so much *crap* laying around it’s unbelievable. One of my main goals for the month of March is to seriously declutter my living area to eliminate as many distractions as possible. I also got sticky [...]